- ( abstract ) This place; this location .
- ( abstract ) This time, the present situation .
- 1922, Francis Herbert Bradley, The Principles of Logic, page 52:
- 2001, Kauhiko Yatabe; edited by Harumi Befu, Sylvie Guichard-Anguis, “Objects, city and wandering: the invisibility of the Japanese in France”, in Globalizing Japan: Ethnography of the Japanese Presence in Asia, Europe, and America, page 28:
- 2004, Denis Wood, Five Billion Years of Global Change: A History of the Land, page 20:
- ( location ) In, on, or at this place .
- Here I am!
- 1849, Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A. H. H., VII,
- 2008, Omar Khadr, Affidavit of Omar Ahmed Khadr,
- ( location ) To this place; used in place of the more dated hither .
- Please come here .
- ( abstract ) In this context .
- Derivatives can refer to anything that is derived from something else, but here they refer specifically to functions that give the slope of the tangent line to a curve .
- 1872 May, Edward Burnett Tylor, Quetelet on the Science of Man, published in Popular Science Monthly, Volume 1,
- 1904 January 15, William James, The Chicago School, published in Psychological Bulletin, 1.1, pages 1-5,
- At this point in the argument or narration .
- An army, host
- A hostile force
- ( Anglo-Saxon ) An invading army, either that of the enemy, or the national troops serving abroad. Compare fyrd .
- An enemy, individual enemy
- IPA: /ˈhere/
From Old Scots heir, from Middle English here, heere ( “army” ), from Old English here ( “army” ), from Proto-Germanic *harjaz ( “army” ), from Proto-Indo-European *kory- ( “war, troops” ). Cognate with Old Saxon heri ( “army” ), Dutch heer, heir, Old High German heri, hari ( German Heer, “army” ), Danish hær ( “army” ), Gothic ( harjis, “army” ). More at harry .
here ( plural: heres )
From Proto-Germanic *harjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *korio-. Cognate with Old Saxon heri ( Dutch heer ), Old High German heri ( German Heer ), Old Norse herr ( Swedish här, Danish hær ), Gothic ( harjis ); the Indo-European root also gave Ancient Greek κοίρανος ( koiranos ), Middle Irish cuire, Baltic *kara- ( Lithuanian kãras ) .
Explanation of here by Wordnet Dictionary
- come here, please
at this time
- Her, Here pron. pl. [OE. here, hire, AS. heora, hyra, gen. pl. of hē. See He.] Of them; their. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
On here bare knees adown they fall. Chaucer.
- Here n. Hair. [Obs.] Chaucer.
- Here ( hẽr ), pron.
1. See Her, their. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. Her; hers. See Her. [Obs.] Chaucer.
- Here ( hēr ), adv. [OE. her, AS. hēr; akin to OS. hēr, D. hier, OHG. hiar, G. hier, Icel. & Goth. hēr, Dan. her, Sw. här; fr. root of E. he. See He.]
1. In this place; in the place where the speaker is; -- opposed to there.
He is not here, for he is risen. Matt. xxviii. 6.
2. In the present life or state.
Happy here, and more happy hereafter. Bacon.
3. To or into this place; hither. [Colloq.] See Thither.
Here comes Virgil. B. Jonson.
Thou led'st me here. Byron.
4. At this point of time, or of an argument; now.
The prisoner here made violent efforts to rise. Warren.
☞ Here, in the last sense, is sometimes used before a verb without subject; as, Here goes, for Now ( something or somebody ) goes; -- especially occurring thus in drinking healths. “Here's [a health] to thee, Dick.” Cowley.
Here and there, in one place and another; in a dispersed manner; irregularly. “Footsteps here and there.” Longfellow. -- It is neither, here nor there, it is neither in this place nor in that, neither in one place nor in another; hence, it is to no purpose, irrelevant, nonsense. Shak.
Definition of here by GCIDE Dictionary